As part of my "Buy Well, Buy Less" campaign that I am running for 2021, I wanted to show you all some ways to care for your clothes both kindly and with sustainability in mind.
1) If something fits you correctly, you are more likely to wear it more often. Gets your clothes properly altered to fit your shape. Small details like a sleeve length can make an enormous difference to the overall appearance of a garment. Similarly if a piece becomes damaged, get it repaired as soon as possible.
2) Wash you clothes less. More often that not, clothes are not heavily soiled. they simply need a little refresh. Try remove the stain (if there is one) with a damp cloth, hang the item on a hanger and expose it to some fresh air or steam it.
3) Follow the care instructions on your garment. Most garments wash perfectly well at a lower temperature. I rarely wash anything above 40 degrees. Pay attention to the symbols that advise against use of a tumble dryer or higher temperatures.
4) Use a gentle washing powder or liquid. I use this Eco Egg which is not only kind to the environment, it is also extremely cost effective.
5) Turn your clothes inside out before washing them. Any friction or fibre damage will effect the inside first then, thus keeping the outside appearance of your clothes in tip top condition for far longer.
6) Air dry your clothes if possible. A clothes dryer is not only very abrasive it is also very damaging to the environment.
7) Invest in a clothes steamer. Steaming an item is a fantastic, quick and gentle way to revive fabrics and fibres.
Steamery Stockholm is a fantastic company for all things garment care related.
8) Store your clothes in a cool, dry and dark space to prevent damp. Sunlight and heat can both damage clothing. Make sure your clothes are clean before storing them. Moths are attracted to surface dirt. Use a lint brush and de-piller.
9) Give your clothes space to breathe. Don't overcrowd your wardrobe or drawers. This will also prevent creasing which long term, can damage fabric fibres. Use padded or wooden hangers. Wire hangers are the devils work! :)
As always, please feel free to message me here or over on my Instagram account. I'm happy to help and love the fashion chats!